Is Trump a Democrat or Republican?

Trump is a Republican and matches the Stalwart Nationalist political personality. Take the 2 minute personality quiz to find out how closely you align with Trump’s values.
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Who is Donald Trump?

Donald Trump is the 45th and current President of the United States. Before becoming president, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was also the chairman and president of The Trump Organization. In 2004, Trump started hosting a reality TV show, “The Apprentice,” in which contestants vied for a management job at one of his companies.

According to Britannica, ‘Trump was a real-estate developer and businessman who owned, managed, or licensed his name to several hotels, casinos, golf courses, resorts, and residential properties in the New York City area and around the world.  Upon his graduation, Trump began working full-time for his father’s business, helping to manage its holdings of rental housing, then estimated at between 10,000 and 22,000 units. In 1974 he became president of a conglomeration of Trump-owned corporations and partnerships, later named the Trump Organization.’

Trump is currently registered with the Republican Party.

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What is Donald Trump’s political personality?

Trump most closely matches the Stalwart Nationalist (80%) and Growth Capitalist (74%) political personalities.  Stalwart Nationalists are loyalists who harness hard-hearted rationality to promote their values at all costs. They promote authority and tradition – often with a ‘winner-takes-all’ mentality. With an America-first mindset, they believe that protecting traditional American values and high economic growth are the country’s top priorities. Unafraid to speak their mind, they’re typically very vocal and outspoken.

Stalwart Nationalists have one of the highest-rated alignments with the Republican Party.

Typically, Stalwart Nationalists tend to align best with Growth Capitalists.  However, Stalwart Nationalists tend to be most at odds with Social Guardians, Justice Warriors, and Utopian Virtuosos.

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Is Donald Trump a Democrat or a Republican?

Donald Trump is a registered Republican with the GOP (Republican Party).

The Democratic and Republican parties are the two major and longest-existing political parties in the United States. While both parties represent US citizens, they differ ideologically, politically, socially, and economically on serving the US and making the world a better place for all. First and foremost, it is important to state that not all democrats share the same beliefs. The same can be said for Republicans. It is fair to say that they share a similar range of political beliefs depending on the issue. Here are the main difference in their political beliefs according to each party’s 2020 platform:

 

Issue

Democrats

Republicans

Economic ideas
Support minimum wage increase and taxing the rich Against taxation increases and for a free market
Philosophy
Liberal Conservative
Military spending
Decrease spending Increase spending
Abortion
Pro-Choice Pro-Life
LGBT Equality
Support Mixed — Generally opposed, ambivalent, or lesser support
Immigration
Support pathways for citizenship / open borders Closed Borders
Death penalty
Generally Against Generally Support
Healthcare
Support universal healthcare and government involvement in healthcare Oppose Obamacare and against government-run healthcare programs
Foreign Policy
Support building relationships and supporting other countries Support isolationist policies and favor making America 1st.
Climate Change
Support environmental policies to combat climate change Believe climate change is a hoax
Money in politics
Support overturning Citizens United Support raising contribution limits and allow outside groups spending millions on campaigns to hide their donors.

Histories of the parties

The Democratic party started in 1828 as anti-federalist sentiments began to form. The Republican party formed a few decades later in 1854 with the formation of the party to stopping slavery, which they viewed to be unconstitutional.

The difference between a democrat and a republican has changed many, many times throughout history. Democrats used to be considered more conservative while the republican party fought for more progressive ideas. These ideals have switched over time.

Differences in philosophy

Republicans typically believe in individual freedom and rights. They believe the government should play less of a role in people’s lives and that the market should be less-regulated. 

Democrats typically believe in social and community responsibility. They believe government should play an active role in people’s lives and can be used to achieve equal opportunity and equality among all people.

Geography and demographics

The Democratic party usually dominates politics around the Pacific coast, Great Lakes region, and the Northeast. While the Republican party usually dominates Southern States and Middle America. This is why you may hear people say things like “California is a liberal bastion” or “Alabama is where all the conservatives live.” 

But why is this? Why does geography play a factor in what people’s political beliefs and party preferences? The Pew Research Center finds:

“Urban areas are at the leading edge of racial and ethnic change, with nonwhites now a clear majority of the population in urban counties while solid majorities in suburban and rural areas are white. Urban and suburban counties are gaining population due to an influx of immigrants in both types of counties, as well as domestic migration into suburban areas. In contrast, rural counties have made only minimal gains since 2000 as the number of people leaving for urban or suburban areas has outpaced the number moving in. And while the population is graying in all three types of communities, this is happening more rapidly in the suburbs than in urban and rural counties.

Adults in urban counties, long aligned with the Democratic Party, have moved even more to the left in recent years, and today twice as many urban voters identify as Democrats or lean Democratic as affiliate with the Republican Party. For their part, rural adults have moved more firmly into the Republican camp. More than half (54%) of rural voters now identify with or lean to the GOP, while 38% are Democrats or lean Democratic.”

Is Donald Trump “left wing” or “right wing”?

Donald Trump is a right-wing politician.

Politics is said to be split in half and you either have left or right political views. Left-wing politics is typically associated with progressive ideas and equality. Democrats are viewed as left-wingers. Right-wing politics values tradition, equity, and survival of the fittest. Republicans are viewed as right-wingers. 

Left Wing

Left wing beliefs are liberal in that they believe society is best served with an expanded role for the government. Examples of an expanded role for the government include entitlement programs such as social security and Medicare, Medicaid, universal healthcare, food stamps, free public education, unemployment benefits, strong environmental laws, and other regulations on industries.

Right Wing

Right wingers believe that the best outcome for society is achieved when individual rights and civil liberties are paramount and the role — and especially the power — of the government is minimized. Right wing ideology would favor market-based solutions to the issues that these government programs aim to tackle. For example, encouraging a freer marketplace for healthcare, driven by consumer choice to drive down costs. Or privately held retirement accounts like 401(k) plans instead of government-guaranteed Social Security.

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